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Bronx teacher uses innovative program to educate students on HIV/AIDS

Jul 1, 2014 • New York Daily News
He is the first and only teacher from New York City to receive that honor. ... So Porton, who now teaches English and drama at the Monroe Academy for Visual Arts & Design, founded Bronx Youth Creating Compassion — in spite of ill-founded opposition. More

NBA, Dr. Oz to promote healthy living at NYC schools

Sep 28, 2014 • New York Post
In The News: Twins Donald Trump New York Rangers Benjamin Netanyahu ISIS Nigeria · Home Sections Search Tips Sign in / Register Subscribe Follow. New York Post · Metro ... KAPPA/Fordam High School, Bronx; Lower East Side Preparatory High School ... More

Best in class: Meet the Hometown Heroes in Education, the brightest stars of ...

Sep 17, 2014 • New York Daily News
The winners of the 2014 Daily News Hometown Heroes in Education are shining examples of the humility and daily dedication that make a lifelong difference for New York City's more than 1.1 million schoolchildren. The all-star guidance counselors, ... More

De Blasio unveils $150M plan to fix low-performing NYC schools

Nov 4, 2014 • New York's PIX11 / WPIX-TV
NEW YORK (AP) — New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is pledging to lengthen school days at 94 struggling public schools and to take other steps meant to improve them. De Blasio unveiled a $150 million plan Monday to help the city's most troubled schools. More

Cab driver speaks after passenger killed in crash

Jan 2, 2015 • News 12 Bronx (registration)
Bill Rud · Fishkill, New York. Stop it would be better for both familys. Reply · Like. · January 4 at 4:53pm. Negrito Bonilla · Bronx, New York. Human should think before driving under the influence of Alcohol, it cause you your freedom. You can take ... More

Team High School Newsletter - October 2014

Oct 16, 2014 • United Federation of Teachers
As educators in New York City's more than 500 public high schools, we understand well the words of Ghanian writer Ayi Kwei Armah when he says: “There is indeed a great force in the world….that force is not something cut off, not something separate ... More

To avoid closing all schools, city and teachers union must reach deal on ...

Aug 30, 2012 • New York Daily News
New York Daily News Martin Van Buren High School in Queens is one of the city's 106 schools that is in danger of closing due to poor performance. Up to 106 more schools in the city could be closed for poor performance after the state released a ... More

Outreach teach

Aug 1, 2011 • New York Post
Award-winning Bronx teacher Thomas Porton's lesson plans have always had a central theme — he strives to educate the heart as well as the mind. That's why the English teacher at Monroe Academy for Visual Arts & Design, who in 2002 won the inaugural ... More

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